TRACE Transparent Corporates

Theme: Governance Date Added: 2018-12-14

What is it?

Transparent Corporates (TRACE) aggregates links to public data regarding private sector and state-owned companies from SENS, land registry and tender sources.

Key Points

  • Simple company name search
  • Links to content in Government Gazettes
  • Also UK Land Registry and SENS
  • And tender bulletins and restricted suppliers up to 2016

Why is it Important?

Private sector company data is often difficult to find, compared to public sector data. TRACE aggregates information that can be used to identify private sector activity re land deals, public sector contracts, policy submissions and legislation. This is important for ensuring companies are accountable for practices that have a public impact.

How can it be accessed and used?

A simple company search can be made on the TRACE website. Your results will be displayed below, including the name of the data source and highlights in specific documents in which the information you are looking for is contained. Clicking on the hyperlinks will take you to the source content.

Tender Awards 2015-2016

Location: South Africa
Format: CSV
Year: 2016Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • TENDER DESCRIPTION: Details of requirement
  • AWARDED TO: Winning bidder company name
  • AMOUNT: Value of tender award

Database of Restricted Suppliers

Location: South Africa
Format: CSV
Year: 2017Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Registrationnumber/ IDnumber: Company/ person identification
  • Authorised by: Public entity restricting the supplier
  • Reason for Restriction by the relevant Accounting Officer/Authority
  • finance
  • business
  • legislation
  • law
  • property
  • company

Resource contact name:OpenUp

Creation or start date:2018-12-14

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14

Spatial coverage  South Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2018 Share price reaction to financial and integrated reports
2018 EOH gets R1bn equity booster
2017 Collusive firm bags city contract